Chinaplas 2018 will be held for the first time at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Hongqiao, Shanghai, China, during April 24-27, showcasing a tremendous variety of plastics and rubber products.
The exhibition area is expected to exceed 340,000 square metre – 30 per cent more exhibition space than that of the 2016 edition of the show in Shanghai. Chinaplas will bring together 4,000 exhibitors from around the world, who will be allocated over a series of meticulously organised theme zones. The plastics and rubber industries can anticipate an international, professional and distinctly high-tech platform at Chinaplas in April.
“Chinaplas 2018 will not only accommodate more exhibitors, but will also have better management in the set-up of theme zones, country/region pavilions, and concurrent events. We believe that visitors will have a new, high-quality visiting experience,” said Ada Leung, general manager of the show’s organiser, Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd.
New theme zones – 3D Technology Zone and Thermoplastic Elastomers & Rubber Zone
In response to rising market demands, Chinaplas 2018 will also introduce a “3D Technology Zone” and a “Thermoplastic Elastomers & Rubber Zone.”
To cater for the demands for customisation and small-batch production, with the aim of shortening development cycle time and reducing costs arising from Industry 4.0, Chinaplas will set up a “3D Technology Zone” to group the vendors and providers of 3D printing (additive manufacturing) technologies.
In recent years, the market is accelerating for energy-saving, environmentally friendly, and lightweight thermoplastic elastomers. They are widely used in the automotive, electronics and electrical, medical, and footwear industries. The coming edition of Chinaplas is introducing the “Thermoplastic Elastomers & Rubber Zone” to the “Chemicals & Raw Materials Zone” to highlight this trend.
A new vision–Strong demand for exhibition space
The global economy is gradually recovering, and the plastics and rubber industries are growing strongly. This positive trend has been clearly visible since the beginning of 2017, with a record-breaking number of visitors attending Chinaplas 2017 and strong business being generated during the show.
Many exhibitors said the orders they received during Chinaplas 2017 in Guangzhou enabled them to meet their entire year’s business target.